Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Marine Resource Economics
Fishing skillis perceived to play a crucial role in catching fish. The
question arises for fishery managers as to whether or not there are observable
and measurable attributes of the skipper or vessel hat can be monitored and
regulated to account for skipper skill and, hence,this source of fishing capacity.
Equating technical efficiency with skipper skill, this paper evaluates technical
efficiency and skipper skill in the Kedah, Malaysia,trawl fishery to address this
Fisheries management, Malays
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Viswanathan, K. Kuperan; Omar, Ishak Haji; Jeon, Yongil; Kirkley, James; and et al, Fishing Skill in Developing Country Fisheries: The Kedah, Malaysia Trawl Fishery (2001). Marine Resource Economics, 16, 293-314.